145. Ceres Chapter 18: Maya

Maya finds herself imprisoned on an experimental spacecraft with Tim and Simone (aka Serene), heading to the asteroid belt. Simone reveals her true identity and the fact the craft they have been marooned on by…

144. The Heart of the Matter

A psychologist tries to convince a sentient program to shut itself down before it is attacked by a rogue computer virus. But the program doesn’t trust the motivations of its creators and resorts to subterfuge…

143. Ceres Chapter 17: Meret

Meret’s secret plan to sabotage Galan is discovered by the alien presence which has taken over the self-appointed Triffal leader. To pay for his betrayal Meret is imprisoned in a bubble outside of space-time. Helpless…

142. Artifact Error: Ken Likeley

Ken Likeley, a city clerk who toils day in and day out to ensure that everything in his life and world is logical and predictable, finds a small white card on his office floor. After…

141. Ceres Chapter 16 – Opposition

Rayenish decides it’s time to take a chance after Amos, AKA Daniel Johnson, asks him to remove DZ’s head scientist. After reading Merit’s message about the situation on Ceres, Amos knows he must speed up…

140. The Ouroboros EULA

After a tumor damaged Reina’s spinal cord, she is unable to walk or stand until she volunteers for an experimental treatment using newly developed implants. The procedure, which she could otherwise never afford, is successful,…

139. Ceres Chapter 15 – Fantasma

After failing to trap the two Aleutians, the entity that has been interfering since Janva’s arrival on Ceres, decides to take control of events on the tiny dwarf world by inhabiting Galan. Merit, Galan’s executive…

138. The Lost Cosmonaut

After almost 60 years Leonid Petrov decides that it is finally time to tell his story. Written out of history because his mission was deemed a failure and forgotten because no one believes his explanation…

137. Ceres Chapter 14 – Resistance

Serene finds herself suddenly fighting for her life against a dark presence which appears to harbour a deep-rooted hatred of Aleutians. After its encounter with Serene, the presence decides it must speed up its plans…

136. Doppelganger

After noticing a ghostly figure in a series of photos, Trisha, a top performing career architect, attending her company retreat starts getting a series of unusual messages on her cell phone. At first, she suspects…

135. Ceres Chapter 13 – Intransigence

After receiving Amos’s message and listening to Galan ignore the fact that his plan will not succeed, Merit begins to build support to stop his self-appointed leader. Meanwhile, at the request of the board of…

134. The Tenant’s Project

Ralph, a landlord, arrives back after an extended vacation to find his rental property in a mess and his tenant, a bitcoin miner, unconscious. While recovering in a hospital, his tenant begins to weave an…

133. Ceres Chapter 12 – Message Received

Research at Dehavilland Zeppelin (DZ) progresses far enough for Amos, AKA Daniel Johnson, send a message to Ceres. At first, the dwarf planet remains silent, and Amos is concerned that no one is listening. Serene,…

132. Return to Shorty Crater

Choi Min-Seo, a successful billionaire, obsessed with what he thinks he sees in a 1972 photo, taken on the last Nasa moon mission, creates his own space program to prove his theory. He manages to…

131. Ceres Chapter 11 – Nexus

Janva has her host Zara Patel agree to fund DZ’s space project, but Daniel Johnson aka Amos is suspicious. Sarane’s host and Tim manage to slip by head office security to meet their project director…

130. The Immortal

Near the end of his days, the great Alchemist Nicolas Flamel has one last chance to create the Elixir of Life. He diligently follows the steps in an ancient treatise he has recently acquired, which…

129. Ceres Chapter 10 – Coup D’etat

Galan takes advantage of Amos’ apparent failure to change the third planet’s history and takes control of the exiled Triffel. He orders the radio telescope dismantled so no one on Ceres will ever be able…

128. Trick or Treat

Itsumi Goto has been working for 20 years cleaning up after extraterrestrial experiments. When one goes wrong on Halloween, causing hours of unwanted overtime, she starts to consider her options. But the only way to…

127. Ceres Chapter 9 – Calculation Error

Tim reveals to Sarine that he has found a potential problem with the mission design for DZ Aerospace’s first deep space asteroid mining craft. Sarene has the feeling she may have met Tim in an…

126. The Extraterrestrial Roadshow

In this month’s story Sabina and Jason decide to take an object given to Sabina by her uncle to the Extraterrestrial Roadshow to find out if it is a real alien artifact. The results are…

125. Ceres Chapter 8 – Alternate History

While preparing for an important meeting with the head of another global company, Amos reflects on his failure to reshape world history to allow him to complete his mission. He begins to suspect the CEO…

123. Ceres Chapter 7 – Cloud Management

Immediately after the transmutation, using hacked technology from the third planet the Triffle are discouraged, nothing has changed except that Galan is taking over. Coming out of retirement because of an oddly familiar disturbance Serene…